8 Reasons why Sacramento is the best location in Northern California for Data Centers.

8 reasons why Sacramento is the best data center location in Northern California

With nearly 40% lower power cost, low latency network, a dramatically lower cost of living than Silicon Valley and Bay Area, the state capitol Sacramento is becoming California's new tech destination and ideal choice for data center buyers. Sacramento is a great fit for Bay Area and Silicon Valley companies that want to house their computers in a low-risk area that is within driving distance of their offices. To help you visualize the key benefits of Sacramento as your data center location compared to Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Reno, we commissioned this infographic explaining "8 reasons why Sacramento is the best location in Northern California for data centers".

LOWEST COST POWER

LOWEST COST POWER

40% lower cost of power in Sacramento than San Francisco.

ANNUAL COST AND SAVINGS EXAMPLE
Location Cost/kWh 500 kW 1 MW 2 MW
San Francisco $0.12 $777,600 $1,555,200 $3,110,400
Sacramento CA3 $0.069 $447,120 $894,240 $1,788,480
Year 1 Savings   $330,480 $660,960 $1,321,920
Year 3 Savings   $991,440 $1,982,880 $3,965,760
Year 5 Savings   $1,652,400 $3,304,800 $6,609,600

AVAILABLE CAPACITY

NOW AVAILABLE CAPACITY

5 MW IT load available right now.

Plus CA3 has another 6 MW of power for fast deployment with flexible configuration options, private suites and dedicated vaults.

SHORTEST DISTANCE

SHORTEST DISTANCE

Sacramento is 88 miles from the Bay Area (1.5 hr drive). It's the most flexible and cost effective option to drive to Sacramento than flying to other locations. With a flight, you need to make time for getting to the airport, parking, checking in, security, boarding, etc. Plus stay, transportation and a return flight! Airports can also be more susceptible to weather delays. In an earthquake emergency, the airports are often closed.

LOW RISK

LOW RISK AREA

There is a 72% chance of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake occurring over the next 30 years on one of these Bay Area faults. Whereas, Sacramento is on a separate tectonic plate from the Bay Area and is rated as a “very low risk”. It's not the distance that makes it a low risk location. For example, Reno is 218 miles away from the Bay Area, but has similar risks of earthquake and other natural disasters.

IDEAL DISASTER RECOVERY

IDEAL DISASTER RECOVERY

Excellent DR site for Bay Area. Close enough for mirroring, far enough from mutual risks.

MASSIVE TELECOM

MASSIVE TELECOM

Carrier neutral with multiple redundant fiber feeds into the facility from many Tier I carriers.

CLOUD CONNECTIVITY

CLOUD CONNECTIVITY

Direct access to AWS, Azure, Google and more.

CA3's Software Defined Network (SDN) provides dedicated, secure and flexible interconnection to multiple cloud and SaaS providers.

LOW LATENCY NETWORK

LOW LATENCY NETWORK

Roundtrip network latency to and from Sacramento and the Bay Area is 3 milliseconds (ms). From Las Vegas, it is 15.3 ms and 18.1 ms. from Phoenix. These network numbers make a big difference in application performance.